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La Jolla Caves

Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings

La Jolla Caves is located in the South Coast region of California, within the Matlahuayl State Marine Reserve. and is near the Point La Jolla Mussel Watch site. This gently sloping site consists of relatively flat terrain.

La Jolla Caves biodiversity survey overview

La Jolla Caves long-term monitoring overview

La Jolla Caves is dominated by a mixture of consolidated bedrock, boulder fields, and sandy beach, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of boulder fields and cobble and sandy beach. The primary coastal orientation of this site is north.

Biodiversity Surveys were done in 2009, 2013, and 2020.  The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 30 meters (along shore) x 50 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about La Jolla Caves, please contact Pete Raimondi (